State takeover of JPS

According to a recent audit by the Mississippi Department of Education, the Jackson district is a managerial and pedagogic disaster. Rated “F” on the state’s A-to-F accountability grading, it was in violation of 24 out of 32 of the state’s accreditation standards, even after being given a year to try to correct its mess.

Hate speech is still speech

In the aftermath of the violence and fatalities that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., a couple of weeks ago, one of the leading criticisms from anti-racist groups was that city officials should never have let the white nationalists rally there in the first place.